The New Jersey Association of School Librarians actively supports strong school library programs. NJASL works throughout the state to advocate for regulations and funding to require all schools to have credentialed School Library Media Specialists who possess the competencies needed to deliver effective school library media programs. Our students’ futures depend on it.
We encourage all school library supporters to speak out for school libraries!!
What We Do
- Initiate legislative actions and recommend language in legislation about school libraries by working with legislators and their staff
- Maintain strong relationships with other state education organizations and stakeholders,
- Educate members of the education community about advocacy efforts and strategies.
How can I be an advocate for School Libraries?
Share information about how effective school library programs positively impact student achievement with school administrators and board members. (link to info – what?)
Post on the library web site facts about how your library program helps students.
Use the results of the NJ Study of School Libraries to inform and educate state and local policy makers, parents, teachers, and other members of your school community about the positive impact well-funded, well-staffed school library programs have on student achievement. (link to study page)
Ask decision makers to support funding for effective school library programs staffed by certified SLMS.
Who can I contact to learn more?
For further information, please contact the
- NJASL Legislative Consultant, Peg Lawlor, at PegL812 AT yahoo DOT com